Thursday, February 19, 2015

Letter # 3 - February 19, 2015

To everyone I love-

It has been another great week in the MTC. The Lord has played such a role in everything here, I am so grateful I get to see His miraculous power every day. 

This week the most exciting thing was Skyping an actual member who lives in Albania! She was so nice and she loved to talk. It was really scary and I didn't really understand anything she said. The Albanians are funny because if you say something wrong they will just correct you. I was trying to say 1820 because we were talking about the Restoration and she just stops me and says, "No," and then says it for me. It is actually nice because then you know you are making mistakes. It was really neat to talk to an actual person there though! I am starting to love the people there, even though I haven't met them!

This week, our district has been struggling with health. I was actually pretty sick on Monday morning and Motra Ariza, my favorite sister from Chile is having a mini little surgery today. But the miracles I have seen out the the past week have been amazing! The Lord has blessed me so much and he has also blessed Motra Ariza. When she went to the hospital she actually sat next to a missionary who served in Albania! No coincidence there. And he told her some amazing things that she needed to hear. I know that the Lord is with us every step of the way! I have seen it every day this week! 

On a more non-spiritual note, everyone in our district makes fun of my companion and I because we have problems remembering our fake investigators names. They are these really complex Albanian names and we struggle remembering them. So pretty much every time we talk to them we have to ask them their names again. I also have really learned I need the gift of tongues for this language. I have never been able to roll my Rs and I guess it is a requirement in this language. I am praying that someday it will come to me!

This week, we sang Called to Serve for the first time since I got here and I kind of had an epiphany that I was a missionary! I know that sounds a little silly, but I realized, I really am called to serve and I have a new love of that song now! 

This week was definitely full of ups and downs and I have realized, missionary work makes me so happy but it isn't always a happy, joyful road. And that is why we have our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that He lives and He is there to comfort us. His burden is easy and His yoke is light. Missionary work is all about Jesus Christ. Nothing I ever do or say with matter because it is about Christ and His work. I love that I get to be a part of it! 
Thank you for all your love and support, I love you all! 

Love, Motra Jackson
A picture of me and my companion at the Temple.

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